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  1. Here is one in action giving a look at the inside: Jari
  2. Here is a manual on the F-104D that has cockpit pics: http://www.avialogs.com/index.php/en/aircraft/usa/lockheed/f-104starfighter/to-1f-f104d-1-flight-manual-f-104d.html Jari
  3. Here is a b&w pic that may or may not help: Jari
  4. The -106 didn't carry the AIM-4D, the G and F versions, however the -101B did. Jari
  5. Fred, you'll have to do a little searching but you should find the BuNo's you are looking for here: http://www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/A-7.html Jari
  6. From a modelling point, to make a Mk-36 Destructor use a Mk-82 Snakeye (most commonly used) add a black disc between the nose fuze and bomb body, paint a white band around the body of the bomb and 4 white stripes near the tail: here is a USS Coral Sea site: https://www.usscoralsea.net/pics1970s2.php you may find a Bunumber among the pics there. Jari
  7. Here is a Mk 52 mine showing some details: Jari
  8. One thing to note, according to the reports posted above, on the first mission only Mk 52 mines were used, because of their longer delay options. 36 in all, 4 per a/c including the A-7s. A total of 108 Mk 52 mines were used during the whole operation and over 11,000 Mk-36 Destructors were laid. Jari
  9. Here are some reports of mining operations: https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/reports/images.php?img=/images/1683/168300011235.pdf https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/reports/images.php?img=/images/1683/168300011236.pdf although Operation Pocket Money is the more known mining operations, mining was done on a regular basis of other areas, here is a A-7A with a load of Mk-36 Destructors: even F-4s did some mining: Jari
  10. It is possible to have a non-pilot in the front seat, only if necessary of course, say like a photographer taking videos or photos that required a view from the front seat. I remember a photo tech strapping into the front seat of a CF-18 in Germany as they wanted a "pilot's" view photos. The only control he had to work was the gear handle, the pilot in the back seat did the rest. Jari
  11. Further to the story the WSO was on first flight since arriving in SEA and spent the night in the jungle but was rescued the next day. As mentioned the plane was rebuilt and flew until 1985 when it crashed, the crew ejected. Also here is the RAF F-4 that had the radome open in flight: https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kqy9i73EYw1qzsgg9o1_500.jpg Jari
  12. For more pics, not just the Kingfisher, go here: http://images.google.com/hosted/life/15b46ed2bae8bc9d.html keep on clicking under Related images to scroll thru them, including this one: Jari
  13. Finn

    1/32 Intruder A

    Nice looking A-6 however I think the antennas on the kit pylons are too long and skinny, here is what they look like in case you want to replace them: edit: trying linking the pic earlier but for some reason it wouldn't and edit was really slow. Jari
  14. Not much info but some cockpit pics here: http://www.avialogs.com/index.php/aircraft/usa/vought/os2u-kingfisher/report-5183-vought-kingfisher-pilot-s-handbook-model-os2u-i.html Jari
  15. How about 2 on cats and one on the deck: Jari
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